classic car forum header
Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration.
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
How To Register     Posting Photographs     Privacy Policy     F/book facebook.com/oldclassiccar

More mystery photos
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 120, 121, 122, 123, 124  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Classic & Vintage Cars - General Chat
Author Message
peter scott



Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 6215
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a mystery to me. Has a vague look of a Humber about it and spare wheel cover reminds me of a Lagonda but can anyone identify it?

Peter


_________________
http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk
1939 SS Jaguar 2½ litre saloon


Last edited by peter scott on Tue May 12, 2020 5:57 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
peter scott



Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 6215
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend sent it to me on What's App but now that I see it enlarged I think the photo is just distorted and it is actually a Lagonda.

Peter.


_________________
http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk
1939 SS Jaguar 2½ litre saloon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 21179
Location: North-west UK

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great looking car ...

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
petelang



Joined: 21 May 2009
Posts: 260
Location: Nottingham

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:44 pm    Post subject: Can anyone help to identify these? Reply with quote

https://flic.kr/p/2j3gHi8

https://flic.kr/p/2j3fbuW

https://flic.kr/p/2j3gHi3

All three of these were sent to me by John McRobbie, who's grandfather is behind the wheel of the single car in the picture. These are from Fraserburgh in Scotland around late 1920's to early 30's. He would like to know a bit about them.
Cheers.
Peter


Last edited by petelang on Mon May 18, 2020 1:09 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
mikeC



Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 1557
Location: Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm struggling with those, Peter!

The first one showing a large tourer looks to date from around 1914-15. The car I would date at 1913-14, and it looks nearly new in the photo, possibly showing the driver in his new war-issue uniform.

The second, group photo, is also puzzling; if they do show a Fraserburgh scene, then the two cars with number plates are carrying trade plates, which might suggest they are brand new cars. The two on the right are both Model T Fords probably from the mid-1920s, but it's puzzling that they are both left-hand drive when I would expect UK cars to be Manchester-built and right-hand drive. The light car looks to be around 10hp -11hp, from the early 1920s, but that's a very shallow radiator ... I thought it might be an 11.4hp Argyll, but I cannot find an illustration to confirm or deny.

The third photo is of a Model TT (ton truck) again from the mid-1920s, and again apparently left-hand drive. It looks to be in very good condition for a commercial vehicle, so again probably fairly new.
_________________
in the garage: 1931 Austin 7, 1953 Lancia Appia
recently departed: 1967 Singer Chamois, 1914 Saxon, 1930 Morris Cowley, 1936 BSA Scout, 1958 Lancia Appia coupe, 1922 Star 11.9 ... the list goes on!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
petelang



Joined: 21 May 2009
Posts: 260
Location: Nottingham

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike.
John informs he his Grandfather was a mechanic so not the owner of the large car shown but later he started his own business. I suppose its possible that earlier in his career he was working for a dealership and hence dealing with new vehicles. Sadly John has very little else to go on.
It's possible they might be imports from the states?
Peter
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
roverdriver



Joined: 18 Oct 2008
Posts: 1170
Location: 100 miles from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete, MikeC is correct in that the truck is a TT and that the two cars on the right of the group photo are also Ford T's I can bring to mind the make of the other car there but have seen one before, so I'll try to work that one out. The single car photo could well be a French car, a Grégoire of just before WW1. They were an expensive machine built in fairly low numbers.

I don't know the significance of the S and A and the very low numbers on the plates on the cars in the group photo, but do the letters signify a location that might explain the left and right hand drives on the vehicles?
_________________
Dane- roverdriver but not a Viking.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 21179
Location: North-west UK

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This arrived via email today



RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
roverdriver



Joined: 18 Oct 2008
Posts: 1170
Location: 100 miles from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First thought was Standard, but the center riser of the radiator is too flat across the top.

Next thought one of the Talbot family, perhaps Clement Talbot of around 1920
_________________
Dane- roverdriver but not a Viking.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mikeC



Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 1557
Location: Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Dane, it's not a Clement Talbot. I would date the car as circa 1912-13, and that is a very distinctive radiator shape, but it has got me completely foxed - it's unlike anything I've seen. I shall look forward to further suggestions with interest!
_________________
in the garage: 1931 Austin 7, 1953 Lancia Appia
recently departed: 1967 Singer Chamois, 1914 Saxon, 1930 Morris Cowley, 1936 BSA Scout, 1958 Lancia Appia coupe, 1922 Star 11.9 ... the list goes on!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 3420
Location: Derby

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike. Couldn't it be a Mors tourer from around 1912?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
roverdriver



Joined: 18 Oct 2008
Posts: 1170
Location: 100 miles from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES Ray, I have been trying to remember when I had seen that radiator before, and I am sure you have found the answer. There was a Mors on a rally that I attended in about 1965, and I am sure you are right.

That Mors also had electric lighting, and it was the electrics that made me suggest a date of about 1920
_________________
Dane- roverdriver but not a Viking.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mikeC



Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 1557
Location: Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, Ray, that looks like the one.
_________________
in the garage: 1931 Austin 7, 1953 Lancia Appia
recently departed: 1967 Singer Chamois, 1914 Saxon, 1930 Morris Cowley, 1936 BSA Scout, 1958 Lancia Appia coupe, 1922 Star 11.9 ... the list goes on!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
peter scott



Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 6215
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Very good!

Peter
_________________
http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk
1939 SS Jaguar 2½ litre saloon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 3420
Location: Derby

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just imagine for a moment having this one in your garage!!!
https://revsinstitute.org/the-collection/1902-mors-type-z/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Classic & Vintage Cars - General Chat All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 120, 121, 122, 123, 124  Next
Page 121 of 124

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Forum T&C


php BB powered © php BB Grp.